Wendy Lee

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Across a Green Ocean

book | Fiction | Jan 2015
US & Canada → Kensington (Ed. Esi Sogah )

Michael Tang and his sister, Emily, have both struggled to forge a sense of identity in their parents' adopted homeland. Emily, an immigration lawyer in New York City, baffles their mother, Ling, by refusing to have children. At twenty-six, Michael is unable to commit to a relationship or a career or come out to his family. And now their father, after a lifetime of sacrifice, has passed away.

When Michael finds a letter to his father from a long-ago friend, he impulsively travels to China in the hopes of learning more about a man he never really knew. In this rapidly modernizing country he begins to understand his father's decisions, including one that reverberates into the present day. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Ling and Emily question their own choices, trying to forge a path that bends toward new loves and fresh beginnings. 

Wendy Lee's powerfully honest novel captures the complexity of the immigrant experience, exploring one family's hidden history, unspoken hurts, and search for a place to call home. 

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[A] beautiful story about the invisible ties that bind families, and how far we must sometimes go to truly know their strength.

Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of Someone Else's Love Story

In Across a Green Ocean, the past is always present, and the present is never quite what it seems...[it] takes us along on that most important journey of all: in search of reconciliation.

Susan Choi, award-winning author of My Education

As haunting as it is inspiring...Lee creates characters who are each, at times, profoundly flawed and deeply moving.

Katrina Kittle, author of The Blessings of the Animals

[A] beautiful story about the invisible ties that bind families, and how far we must sometimes go to truly know their strength.

Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of Someone Else's Love Story

[A]n emotionally-charged story about fear of censure and how it conceals truths that isolate us even as we crave understanding from the ones we love.


Janie Chang, author of Three Souls

In Across a Green Ocean, the past is always present, and the present is never quite what it seems...[it] takes us along on that most important journey of all: in search of reconciliation.

Susan Choi, award-winning author of My Education

I was hooked by this engrossing novel, peopled by characters who are hard to forget. You won t see China and for that matter, America the same way again.

Samuel Park, author of This Burns My Heart

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